Thursday Thoughts: Brains vs. Computers

adult-education-379219_1280Our minds are powerful tools that shape our every day lives. Computers are also very powerful tools that aid us in finding and storing information, but so do our minds. So we could say that computers are just like brains in a way. And that our brains are like a computer.

Now, I had this “argument” with my dad about whether computers make you smarter; My dad says computers definitely make people smarter and that’s why the next generation is more intelligent.notebook-405755_1280
I don’t agree.

I believe it’s the information we feed the computers that make us more computer savvy, not necessarily smarter though. Computers, if used only for mind numbing activities, can make us lazy and uninformed.

We can look at this in two different ways: In a way, yes, computers can make you more knowledgeable, but it all depends on what you are using your computer for. There is a huge difference between a “couch potato” gamer who does nothing but waste away hours and hours playing games and an honors student researching for a master’s degree or a programmer creating new software.

It’s the information we put into computers that can make us smarter, not the actual computer itself. In fact computers are solely made for one purpose: calculations. Literally, the only thing a computer does is input information and decode that information using arithmetic.


Maybe it’s just the sentence I’m having a problem with: computers make us smarter. A computer is a machine that we have to program.

So what do you think? Do you think computers make us smarter or do you think computers make us lazy?

Just a thought…

Thursday Thoughts: How Can We Expand Our Minds?

How can we look at another living thing like a plant or the ocean and connect with that being? How do we connect with other organisms and species? I keep asking my self how to expand my mind, but I want to ask you. How do you expand your mind?

How can we ALL expand our minds?

I have been consistently going back to my original question. The question I asked myself when I started this blog: What is my message? What kind of awareness do I want to create?

There are so many topics floating around, so many things going on that we should be addressing as humans. The devastation that is happening is real. So where do we go from here? How do we move forward?

Meditation? Enlightenment? Raising our vibrations… these are all the terms we hear when we talk about “Higher Consciousness”  but how do we raise our vibrations? Is it just something that happens to a select group of people? Is it something we share with like-minded people? What is it?

I am searching for the best possible way to connect with people about this level of consciousness. It is a journey I will forever cherish. I for one will not rest until I have a better understanding of this.

So I ask you… where do we go from here? How do we make that shift in consciousness? Is there hope for the future minds of our children?

Please share your thoughts in the comments below. Let’s get a discussion going!! 😀